I don't know why this basket appeals to me so much — maybe it's because it makes me think of loading it up with apples in the fall, or maybe the fact that Karen mentions the basket storing kindling for fires in the winter has me yearning for cooler weather. At any rate, this little country basket is sweet and simple, and easy to make.
Surprisingly, I even have all the materials on hand! You just need some hardware cloth, an old peach basket, a couple of paint sticks, and a cork circle to make up the main part of the basket. If you have wire cutters, scissors, twine, a hot glue gun, and a couple of screws as well, then you're all set! (A note about hardware cloth: I searched for some a while back for another project, and, well… let's just say, I'll save you thirty minutes of looking and asking various store personnel: it's in the outdoor/fencing section!)
This basket just gets me all excited for fall and winter; I can't explain it. Go see how Karen did it, with excellent step-by-step photographs (and commentary!)
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(Image: Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff)